Cherry Coffee Cake

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Breakfast, brunch or dessert, this easy cherry coffee cake is easy to make! A homemade cake pairs with canned pie filling…choose whatever pie filling you’d like! You may also like our cherry layered jello.

cherry coffee cake on a plate with a fork

Cherry Coffee Cake Recipe

Today I’m sharing with you one of the easiest breakfast cakes around: Cherry Coffee Cake. Cherry pie is one of my favorite desserts, so the fact that I can use this cake as an excuse to eat something like cherry pie for breakfast? It’s brilliant!

Easy Breakfast Cake

The base of this cake is homemade. You’ll mix up the flour, sugar, butter, baking powder and salt. Mix it up until you have crumbles, then set aside ½ cup of the crumbles. This will be the streusel that you’ll sprinkle on top of the cake before you bake it. Easy, peasy!

Cherry Pie Filling

We used can of cherry pie filling in this recipe, but feel free to use blueberry, apple or even a lemon pie filling. the possibilities are endless.

cherry coffee cake in a baking pan

This cake is delicious served for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee, but is also good for a dessert!

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A piece of cake on a plate, with Cherries
A piece of cake on a plate, with Cherries

Cherry Coffee Cake

4.60 from 5 votes
Breakfast, brunch or dessert, this easy cherry coffee cake is easy to make! A homemade cake pairs with canned pie filling...choose whatever pie filling you'd like! 
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients
 

For the Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling (1 can)

For the Glaze Drizzle

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

Make the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter. Mix with a fork until it’s crumbled. Then, set aside ½ cup of the crumbles.
  • In another bowl, mix together the milk, vanilla and eggs. Then, pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl of crumbles. Mix until well combine, will be thick and lumpy.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and spread out with a spatula. Pour the cherry pie filling over the top and then spread the remaining crumbles on top.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes and serve warm or chilled.

Make the Glaze

  • This cake is delicious with or without a glaze. A drizzle of a glaze icing just takes it to the next level. Try it both ways!

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 188mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Calories 313
Keyword cake, cherry, dessert, fruit, shower

Breakfast, brunch or dessert, this easy cherry coffee cake is easy to make! A homemade cake pairs with canned pie filling...choose whatever pie filling you'd like!

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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